CentOS 7: how to install xfce Desktop


Xfce Desktop Environment

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

Homepage: https://www.xfce.org/

Xfce_logo

I. Create new user:

Step 1:
CentOS: how to create sudo user

Step 2: Switch user:

su - tutorialspots

II. Install xfce

Step 3: Install xfce

yum install epel-release
yum groupinstall xfce

Result:

[tutorialspots@tutorialspots ~]# yum groupinstall xfce
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.host-engine.com
 * epel: mirror.steadfastnet.com
 * extras: mirrors.usinternet.com
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * remi-safe: mirror.pit.teraswitch.com
 * updates: repos-tx.psychz.net
Package pinentry-gtk-0.8.1-17.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package Thunar.x86_64 0:1.6.16-1.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libexo-1.so.0()(64bit) for package: Thunar-1.6.16-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libxfce4ui-1.so.0()(64bit) for package: Thunar-1.6.16-1.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libxfce4util.so.7()(64bit) for package: Thunar-1.6.16-1.el7.x86_64
---> Package openssh-askpass.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: openssh = 7.4p1-21.el7 for package: openssh-askpass-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64
---> Package orage.x86_64 0:4.12.1-3.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libical.so.1()(64bit) for package: orage-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libicalss.so.1()(64bit) for package: orage-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libicalvcal.so.1()(64bit) for package: orage-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64
---> Package polkit-gnome.x86_64 0:0.106-0.1.20170423gita0763a2.el7 will be installed
---> Package thunar-archive-plugin.x86_64 0:0.3.1-6.el7 will be installed
---> Package thunar-volman.x86_64 0:0.8.1-2.el7 will be installed
---> Package tumbler.x86_64 0:0.1.31-2.el7 will be installed
---> Package xfce4-appfinder.x86_64 0:4.12.0-4.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libgarcon-1.so.0()(64bit) for package: xfce4-appfinder-4.12.0-4.el7.x86_64
---> Package xfce4-panel.x86_64 0:4.12.1-4.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libwnck-1.so.22()(64bit) for package: xfce4-panel-4.12.1-4.el7.x86_64
---> Package xfce4-power-manager.x86_64 0:1.6.0-2.el7 will be installed
---> Package xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin.x86_64 0:0.2.5-2.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: pavucontrol for package: xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.5-2.el7.x86_64
---> Package xfce4-session.x86_64 0:4.12.1-8.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: xfce-polkit >= 0.2-2 for package: xfce4-session-4.12.1-8.el7.x86_64
---> Package xfce4-session-engines.x86_64 0:4.12.1-8.el7 will be installed
---> Package xfce4-settings.x86_64 0:4.12.1-1.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-icon-theme-legacy for package: xfce4-settings-4.12.1-1.el7.x86_64
---> Package xfce4-terminal.x86_64 0:0.8.7.4-2.el7 will be installed
---> Package xfconf.x86_64 0:4.12.0-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package xfdesktop.x86_64 0:4.12.4-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package xfwm4.x86_64 0:4.12.3-2.el7 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package compat-libical1.x86_64 0:1.0.1-2.el7 will be installed
---> Package exo.x86_64 0:0.10.7-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package garcon.x86_64 0:0.4.0-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package gnome-icon-theme-legacy.noarch 0:3.12.0-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libwnck.x86_64 0:2.31.0-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libxfce4ui.x86_64 0:4.12.1-3.el7 will be installed
---> Package libxfce4util.x86_64 0:4.12.1-2.el7 will be installed
---> Package openssh.x86_64 0:7.4p1-16.el7 will be updated
--> Processing Dependency: openssh = 7.4p1-16.el7 for package: openssh-server-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: openssh = 7.4p1-16.el7 for package: openssh-clients-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64
---> Package openssh.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7 will be an update
---> Package pavucontrol.x86_64 0:3.0-5.el7.nux will be installed
---> Package xfce-polkit.x86_64 0:0.2-8.el7 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package openssh-clients.x86_64 0:7.4p1-16.el7 will be updated
---> Package openssh-clients.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7 will be an update
---> Package openssh-server.x86_64 0:7.4p1-16.el7 will be updated
---> Package openssh-server.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
 Package                 Arch   Version                        Repository  Size
================================================================================
Installing for group install "Xfce":
 Thunar                  x86_64 1.6.16-1.el7                   epel       1.4 M
 openssh-askpass         x86_64 7.4p1-21.el7                   base        77 k
 orage                   x86_64 4.12.1-3.el7                   epel       1.8 M
 polkit-gnome            x86_64 0.106-0.1.20170423gita0763a2.el7
                                                               epel        81 k
 thunar-archive-plugin   x86_64 0.3.1-6.el7                    epel        69 k
 thunar-volman           x86_64 0.8.1-2.el7                    epel       175 k
 tumbler                 x86_64 0.1.31-2.el7                   epel       195 k
 xfce4-appfinder         x86_64 4.12.0-4.el7                   epel       194 k
 xfce4-panel             x86_64 4.12.1-4.el7                   epel       828 k
 xfce4-power-manager     x86_64 1.6.0-2.el7                    epel       769 k
 xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin x86_64 0.2.5-2.el7                    epel        71 k
 xfce4-session           x86_64 4.12.1-8.el7                   epel       484 k
 xfce4-session-engines   x86_64 4.12.1-8.el7                   epel       315 k
 xfce4-settings          x86_64 4.12.1-1.el7                   epel       667 k
 xfce4-terminal          x86_64 0.8.7.4-2.el7                  epel       579 k
 xfconf                  x86_64 4.12.0-3.el7                   epel       199 k
 xfdesktop               x86_64 4.12.4-3.el7                   epel       1.0 M
 xfwm4                   x86_64 4.12.3-2.el7                   epel       627 k
Installing for dependencies:
 compat-libical1         x86_64 1.0.1-2.el7                    base       172 k
 exo                     x86_64 0.10.7-1.el7                   epel       573 k
 garcon                  x86_64 0.4.0-3.el7                    epel       169 k
 gnome-icon-theme-legacy noarch 3.12.0-1.el7                   base       421 k
 libwnck                 x86_64 2.31.0-1.el7                   epel       358 k
 libxfce4ui              x86_64 4.12.1-3.el7                   epel       218 k
 libxfce4util            x86_64 4.12.1-2.el7                   epel       143 k
 pavucontrol             x86_64 3.0-5.el7.nux                  nux-dextop 144 k
 xfce-polkit             x86_64 0.2-8.el7                      epel        20 k
Updating for dependencies:
 openssh                 x86_64 7.4p1-21.el7                   base       510 k
 openssh-clients         x86_64 7.4p1-21.el7                   base       655 k
 openssh-server          x86_64 7.4p1-21.el7                   base       459 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  18 Packages (+9 Dependent packages)
Upgrade              ( 3 Dependent packages)

Total size: 13 M
Total download size: 12 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
(1/27): Thunar-1.6.16-1.el7.x86_64.rpm                     | 1.4 MB   00:00
(2/27): compat-libical1-1.0.1-2.el7.x86_64.rpm             | 172 kB   00:00
(3/27): exo-0.10.7-1.el7.x86_64.rpm                        | 573 kB   00:00
(4/27): garcon-0.4.0-3.el7.x86_64.rpm                      | 169 kB   00:00
(5/27): libwnck-2.31.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm                    | 358 kB   00:00
(6/27): gnome-icon-theme-legacy-3.12.0-1.el7.noarch.rpm    | 421 kB   00:00
(7/27): libxfce4ui-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64.rpm                 | 218 kB   00:00
(8/27): libxfce4util-4.12.1-2.el7.x86_64.rpm               | 143 kB   00:00
(9/27): openssh-askpass-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64.rpm            |  77 kB   00:00
(10/27): orage-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64.rpm                     | 1.8 MB   00:00
(11/27): polkit-gnome-0.106-0.1.20170423gita0763a2.el7.x86 |  81 kB   00:00
(12/27): thunar-archive-plugin-0.3.1-6.el7.x86_64.rpm      |  69 kB   00:00
(13/27): thunar-volman-0.8.1-2.el7.x86_64.rpm              | 175 kB   00:00
(14/27): tumbler-0.1.31-2.el7.x86_64.rpm                   | 195 kB   00:00
(15/27): xfce-polkit-0.2-8.el7.x86_64.rpm                  |  20 kB   00:00
(16/27): xfce4-appfinder-4.12.0-4.el7.x86_64.rpm           | 194 kB   00:00
(17/27): xfce4-panel-4.12.1-4.el7.x86_64.rpm               | 828 kB   00:00
(18/27): xfce4-power-manager-1.6.0-2.el7.x86_64.rpm        | 769 kB   00:00
(19/27): xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.5-2.el7.x86_64.rpm    |  71 kB   00:00
(20/27): xfce4-session-4.12.1-8.el7.x86_64.rpm             | 484 kB   00:00
(21/27): xfce4-session-engines-4.12.1-8.el7.x86_64.rpm     | 315 kB   00:00
(22/27): xfce4-settings-4.12.1-1.el7.x86_64.rpm            | 667 kB   00:00
(23/27): xfce4-terminal-0.8.7.4-2.el7.x86_64.rpm           | 579 kB   00:00
(24/27): xfconf-4.12.0-3.el7.x86_64.rpm                    | 199 kB   00:00
(25/27): xfdesktop-4.12.4-3.el7.x86_64.rpm                 | 1.0 MB   00:00
(26/27): xfwm4-4.12.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm                     | 627 kB   00:00
(27/27): pavucontrol-3.0-5.el7.nux.x86_64.rpm              | 144 kB   00:01
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                              5.7 MB/s |  12 MB  00:02
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : libxfce4util-4.12.1-2.el7.x86_64                            1/33
  Installing : xfconf-4.12.0-3.el7.x86_64                                  2/33
  Installing : libxfce4ui-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64                              3/33
  Installing : exo-0.10.7-1.el7.x86_64                                     4/33
  Installing : garcon-0.4.0-3.el7.x86_64                                   5/33
  Installing : libwnck-2.31.0-1.el7.x86_64                                 6/33
  Installing : xfce4-panel-4.12.1-4.el7.x86_64                             7/33
  Installing : Thunar-1.6.16-1.el7.x86_64                                  8/33
  Updating   : openssh-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                                 9/33
  Installing : xfwm4-4.12.3-2.el7.x86_64                                  10/33
  Installing : xfce-polkit-0.2-8.el7.x86_64                               11/33
  Installing : xfce4-session-4.12.1-8.el7.x86_64                          12/33
  Installing : compat-libical1-1.0.1-2.el7.x86_64                         13/33
  Installing : gnome-icon-theme-legacy-3.12.0-1.el7.noarch                14/33
  Installing : pavucontrol-3.0-5.el7.nux.x86_64                           15/33
  Installing : xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.5-2.el7.x86_64                 16/33
  Installing : xfce4-settings-4.12.1-1.el7.x86_64                         17/33
  Installing : orage-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64                                  18/33
  Installing : xfce4-session-engines-4.12.1-8.el7.x86_64                  19/33
  Installing : xfdesktop-4.12.4-3.el7.x86_64                              20/33
  Updating   : openssh-server-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                         21/33
  Updating   : openssh-clients-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                        22/33
  Installing : openssh-askpass-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                        23/33
  Installing : thunar-archive-plugin-0.3.1-6.el7.x86_64                   24/33
  Installing : thunar-volman-0.8.1-2.el7.x86_64                           25/33
  Installing : xfce4-power-manager-1.6.0-2.el7.x86_64                     26/33
  Installing : xfce4-appfinder-4.12.0-4.el7.x86_64                        27/33
  Installing : xfce4-terminal-0.8.7.4-2.el7.x86_64                        28/33
  Installing : tumbler-0.1.31-2.el7.x86_64                                29/33
  Installing : polkit-gnome-0.106-0.1.20170423gita0763a2.el7.x86_64       30/33
  Cleanup    : openssh-clients-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64                        31/33
  Cleanup    : openssh-server-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64                         32/33
  Cleanup    : openssh-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64                                33/33
  Verifying  : garcon-0.4.0-3.el7.x86_64                                   1/33
  Verifying  : libxfce4util-4.12.1-2.el7.x86_64                            2/33
  Verifying  : exo-0.10.7-1.el7.x86_64                                     3/33
  Verifying  : thunar-archive-plugin-0.3.1-6.el7.x86_64                    4/33
  Verifying  : xfwm4-4.12.3-2.el7.x86_64                                   5/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-panel-4.12.1-4.el7.x86_64                             6/33
  Verifying  : xfce-polkit-0.2-8.el7.x86_64                                7/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-settings-4.12.1-1.el7.x86_64                          8/33
  Verifying  : openssh-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                                 9/33
  Verifying  : polkit-gnome-0.106-0.1.20170423gita0763a2.el7.x86_64       10/33
  Verifying  : xfconf-4.12.0-3.el7.x86_64                                 11/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-session-engines-4.12.1-8.el7.x86_64                  12/33
  Verifying  : tumbler-0.1.31-2.el7.x86_64                                13/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-terminal-0.8.7.4-2.el7.x86_64                        14/33
  Verifying  : thunar-volman-0.8.1-2.el7.x86_64                           15/33
  Verifying  : openssh-server-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                         16/33
  Verifying  : pavucontrol-3.0-5.el7.nux.x86_64                           17/33
  Verifying  : libwnck-2.31.0-1.el7.x86_64                                18/33
  Verifying  : openssh-clients-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                        19/33
  Verifying  : Thunar-1.6.16-1.el7.x86_64                                 20/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-appfinder-4.12.0-4.el7.x86_64                        21/33
  Verifying  : xfdesktop-4.12.4-3.el7.x86_64                              22/33
  Verifying  : libxfce4ui-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64                             23/33
  Verifying  : gnome-icon-theme-legacy-3.12.0-1.el7.noarch                24/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-power-manager-1.6.0-2.el7.x86_64                     25/33
  Verifying  : orage-4.12.1-3.el7.x86_64                                  26/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.5-2.el7.x86_64                 27/33
  Verifying  : compat-libical1-1.0.1-2.el7.x86_64                         28/33
  Verifying  : xfce4-session-4.12.1-8.el7.x86_64                          29/33
  Verifying  : openssh-askpass-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64                        30/33
  Verifying  : openssh-server-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64                         31/33
  Verifying  : openssh-clients-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64                        32/33
  Verifying  : openssh-7.4p1-16.el7.x86_64                                33/33

Installed:
  Thunar.x86_64 0:1.6.16-1.el7
  openssh-askpass.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7
  orage.x86_64 0:4.12.1-3.el7
  polkit-gnome.x86_64 0:0.106-0.1.20170423gita0763a2.el7
  thunar-archive-plugin.x86_64 0:0.3.1-6.el7
  thunar-volman.x86_64 0:0.8.1-2.el7
  tumbler.x86_64 0:0.1.31-2.el7
  xfce4-appfinder.x86_64 0:4.12.0-4.el7
  xfce4-panel.x86_64 0:4.12.1-4.el7
  xfce4-power-manager.x86_64 0:1.6.0-2.el7
  xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin.x86_64 0:0.2.5-2.el7
  xfce4-session.x86_64 0:4.12.1-8.el7
  xfce4-session-engines.x86_64 0:4.12.1-8.el7
  xfce4-settings.x86_64 0:4.12.1-1.el7
  xfce4-terminal.x86_64 0:0.8.7.4-2.el7
  xfconf.x86_64 0:4.12.0-3.el7
  xfdesktop.x86_64 0:4.12.4-3.el7
  xfwm4.x86_64 0:4.12.3-2.el7

Dependency Installed:
  compat-libical1.x86_64 0:1.0.1-2.el7
  exo.x86_64 0:0.10.7-1.el7
  garcon.x86_64 0:0.4.0-3.el7
  gnome-icon-theme-legacy.noarch 0:3.12.0-1.el7
  libwnck.x86_64 0:2.31.0-1.el7
  libxfce4ui.x86_64 0:4.12.1-3.el7
  libxfce4util.x86_64 0:4.12.1-2.el7
  pavucontrol.x86_64 0:3.0-5.el7.nux
  xfce-polkit.x86_64 0:0.2-8.el7

Dependency Updated:
  openssh.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7          openssh-clients.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7
  openssh-server.x86_64 0:7.4p1-21.el7

Complete!

Done!

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